What says summer like a beautiful cocktail, enjoyed with friends or family, kicking back, relaxing, and forgetting all about the calories you’ve consumed in the last month? That’s right, not only is the Thermomix your best friend in the kitchen, it’s also a pretty good companion in the bar.
I’d actually made the base for this beautiful cocktail in preparation for our Christmas night celebration, but we’d all started off on champagne and we thought it might be a recipe for disaster if we went to spirits from there. The good thing was as the mix was in the freezer, I just left it there, and when the mood hit me, I just had to get out the tequila and the triple sec, salt the glasses, and dig out 500 grams of ice from the freezer – easier said than done – we had relocated to the beach for the summer and didn’t have the freezer with the inbuilt ice maker. Still, I battled on valiantly and scraped up the requisite 500 grams of ice.
The Peach Margarita consists of three parts – the peachy rose mix, the sweet and sour syrup and finally the alcohol and ice which you add at the end at blitz up at the very end, just as you are about to serve it. Both the peachy rose syrup and the sweet and sour syrup is frozen for several hours before you use them to make sure it’s really cold. While both the mixes don’t freeze completely, they go cold and become quite pliable. Dani recommended putting the mix in ice cube trays, but they are in fairly short supply in our house because I’ve sent them down to the beach where we need all the ice cube trays we can get – and in their absence, I just poured each of the mixes into a zip lock bag, labelled it, and froze it. It sat in the freezer quite happily for a month, so I would imagine it would keep for several months if you want to make the peachy rose mix while peaches are in season, and keep them on ice till you need a summer hit!
I used the Jose Cuervo Especial tequila, and the Bardinet Triple Sec. I’m not a spirit aficionado, but they seemed to do the trick.
Sadly, as we were at the beach, I didn’t have fabulous margarita glasses to make these even more special-looking. But I can assure you that it tasted incredibly summery and fabulous… and we may have downed the lot between two of us, in one night 😉 In between drinks, I stored the whole TM bowl in the fridge, and it kept the mix pretty icy cold and delicious for quite some time.
I’m not sure if it was luck, the glass of water in-betweeners, the food we ate, or the magic of spirulina capsules (which one of my girlfriends swears by) that there was not a headache to be had the next morning.
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